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Crime and Safety in Gorseinon

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Gorseinon is the third most dangerous small town in West Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of West Glamorgan's 67 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Gorseinon in 2021 was 70 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 2.1% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Gorseinon is the 249th most dangerous small town, and the 1,521st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Gorseinon was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.53 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Gorseinon residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 1.1 per 1,000 residents. Gorseinon recorded 3 reports of vehicle crime during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.32 the worst small town for vehicle crime in West Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Gorseinon are violence and sexual offences, with 316 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 286 offences and a difference of 3.17 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Gorseinon's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Gorseinon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Glamorgan

7% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

9% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Gorseinon is 7% lower than Wales and 9% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Gorseinon Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Gorseinon represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Gorseinon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202170667
202063597
201989840
201865620
201762585
201657543

Crime in Gorseinon Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Gorseinon This Year

 GorseinonWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30532.1910,50326.91 16% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.112240.57 418% safer
Burglary111.161,1152.86 147% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson838.763,1808.15 7% more dangerous
Drugs101.061,2923.31 212% safer
Other Crime181.905441.39 27% more dangerous
Other Theft232.431,9294.94 103% safer
Possession of Weapons20.211910.49 133% safer
Public Order13414.144,11010.53 26% more dangerous
Shoplifting394.121,3643.49 15% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.111820.47 327% safer
Vehicle Crime293.061,4513.72 22% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31633.3512,32031.56 5% more dangerous

Gorseinon Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Birchgrove9611.90492% safer
Llwchwr30932.36118% safer
Blaenhonddan42535.4898% safer
Clydach36147.0250% safer
Coedffranc63357.9721% safer
Gorseinon66770.40-
Cockett1,13481.9014% more dangerous
Neath2,034105.0833% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Gorseinon

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Recent Crimes in Gorseinon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lime StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lon Y FelinInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Brynteg RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Alexandra RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryn-Amlwg RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near West StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gower View RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryneithin RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cross StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gower View RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Blackhill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cwrt RhianInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near A4240Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Bryneithin RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Gorseinon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20263332 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.420.63-0.11 Safer
Burglary4.361.51.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91489 Safer
Drugs1.90.741.41.1 Safer
Other Crime1.31.41.91.9 Getting worse
Other Theft673.72.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.840.320.21 Safer
Public Order791014 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.9104.34.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.530.320.320.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.73.41.83.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27363033 Getting worse

Changes In Gorseinon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Gorseinon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.084.9% safer
Gorseinon70.40-
Croydon82.4815% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0522% more dangerous
Bristol90.5222% more dangerous
Coventry102.2431% more dangerous
Leicester111.5937% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0643% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6446% more dangerous
Bradford132.2847% more dangerous
Leeds150.9453% more dangerous

Crime in Gorseinon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Gorseinon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Gorseinon saw a 300% increase in vehicle crime. Gorseinon saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 89% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-44%+58%+179%+178%-60%-4%+12%+155%+107%+167%
Burglary-25%-83%-60%---86%-60%--50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-69%-56%-79%--29%-31%-40%-80%+11%-33%
Drugs----------
Other Crime+100%----50%+100%--+100%-
Other Theft-86%-63%-83%-63%-29%-63%+33%+100%-50%+25%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-13%+133%+100%--17%-15%+29%+50%+50%-33%
Shoplifting---60%-89%-75%-11%-50%--87%-67%
Vehicle Crime-25%-+50%---88%-+300%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-62%-31%-52%+132%-39%+18%+10%-47%-21%-28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Gorseinon

What police force serves Gorseinon?
Gorseinon's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.

How dangerous is Gorseinon?
Gorseinon is the third most dangerous small town in West Glamorgan.

What is Gorseinon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Gorseinon are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Gorseinon?
Gorseinon's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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